All posts for the month April, 2018


Poetic Algorithms - Performed Dualisms

Thursday April 12 8PM | FREE!
Poetic Algorithms / Performed Dualisms
Highline Loft | 508 West 26th Street, Loft 5G, NYC

Benton C Bainbridge joins Hans Tammen for a duo realtime media improvisation on analog synths for SVA MFA Computer Arts Poetic Algorithms reception
Also performing: Santiago Messier + Akaliko

The MFA Computer Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Poetic Algorithms, an exhibition of videos and installations by first-year MFACA students. The exhibition will be on view from April 10 to April 12, 2018 at the Highline Loft 508 West 26th Street, between 10th & 11th Ave, Loft 5G, New York City.

Poetic Algorithms explores the possibilities of technology and how it impacts the way we see the world. In a world of constant motion, technology has become a key figure in how we experience our surroundings. It has helped us confront our problems but has also brought new issues to the table. Artists in this exhibition created works to examine these subjects by using a variety of media, including video, animation, projection mapping, and sculpture.

With the use of Processing and digital painting, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald explores the transformation from human to machine, with the center of that transformation being our phones. Through an interactive sculpture with filmed and animated components, Tiger Mackie meditates on America’s culture of mass production, and illustrates the vicious cycle of consumerism generated by capitalism. Dominick Bedasse reflects on the census data of prison populations within the United States with Processing elements.

Other artists in this exhibition include Ling Hsiu Tsai, Catherine Lee, Devan Worth, Doudou Liu, Hunny Dastur, Sakshi Jain, Santiago Messier, Xuchen Wang, and Yu Jian.

At this moment in The Bronx, snow’s falling on the blossoms at New York Botanical Garden. As winter thaws, I have several shows to beckon you out of your home. ~Benton C Bainbridge, April 2018, The Bronx

Rue Bainbridge: Saw & Synth in decaying room
Rue Bainbridge: Saw + Synths at Wonders of Nature
with Akaliko x RE
Thursday, April 5 at 8 PM | $8

Gryphon Rue is back from London for a real-time media performance with Benton C Bainbridge. Gryphon plays musical saw through FX pedals while Benton makes live light drawings with Lisa Joy – Bainbridge’s lissajous instrument made from a modified antique videogame console. Here’s a teaser to get you ready for the show! Motion designer and live visual performer Akaliko adapts divergent processes, including hand-drawing and creative programming along with motion design strategies to make time-based media and interactive installations.

Benton C Bainbridge & Clebs: Homemade Bread, 2018 (detail)
Bainbridge/Clebs: Homemade Bread
Clebs debuts with an ethereal video directed by Benton C Bainbridge, portraying the duo as ghosts detected by malfunctioning surveillance systems. Weibel and Nazary were captured by specially enhanced cameras, then Bainbridge fed the duo through aura-enhancing devices that texture, colorize and warp to reveal their spirit energies. “…a glitchy wonder… ” -Paste Magazine

Held / Bainbridge: Pausa (CultureHub residency)
Held/Bainbridge: Pausa
Sampler Series at L’Auditori

Saturday, April 28 at 6 PM | FREE

The media art installation and realtime performance work Pausa is a collaboration by Benton C Bainbridge and flutist / composer Barbara Held. Pausa is presented in dual format at L’Auditori: as an audiovisual concert with quadraphonic sound and as an AV installation on multiple channels. In Pausa, the synthesized images and acoustic and electronic sounds are also cross-patched as control signals between the video and audio systems. A binary pattern generator creates rhythms, generating timbral variations in the sampled live flute parts, as well as controlling layers of abstract forms in movement.

Pausa was developed in residencies at CultureHub and Andrew Freedman Home. The show in Sampler Series is supported by SVA MFA Computer Arts Department.

Benton C Bainbridge: media artworks in Barcid Gallery (installation views)

2018 IV Annual Afh AIR group show
Barcid Gallery at Andrew Freedman Home,
The Bronx
Reception TBA. Viewing by appointment (please use the Contact Form on this site)

Benton C Bainbridge contributes work spanning this millennium and premiers a new interactive installation (Handmade, 2018) in the annual exhibition of Artists in Residence at Andrew Freedman Home.

Benton C Bainbridge / Intersection Arts: One Step Beyond at American Museum of Natural History

One Step Beyond
American Museum of Natural History
Friday May 18 from 9 PM to 1 AM | tickets

#OneStepBeyond is on hiatus in April. Join us in the Hall of the Universe on 18MAY18 for the penultimate event of Season 11!

photos: Luis D. Rosado